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to address a situation that has become a talking point in this community. >> jennifer livingston has been delivering the news in wisconsin for 15 years. on tuesday she became the story. during wkbt's morning broadcast she responded to a viewer's e-mail criticizing her weight and calling her a bad role model for young girls. it reads in part i was surprised indeed to witness that your physical condition hasn't improved for many years. i leave you this note hoping you'll reconsider your responsibility as a local public personality to present and promote a healthy lifestyle. livingston received the e-mail on friday. it went viral when her husband also an anchor at the station posted it to his facebook page. on tuesday's broadcast she thanked her supporters and then took on her detractors. >> attacks like this are not okay. the truth is, i am overweight. you can call me fat. and, yes, even obese on a doctor's chart. but to the person who wrote me that letter do you think i don't know that? >> livingston then used the situation to draw attention to bullying. >> if you are at home and you were
an anchorwoman at wkbt, lacrosse, wisconsin who normally reports the news. like we do. >> jennifer livingston is the one making the headlines and spreading the message of confidence and empowerment far beyond wisconsin. it all started with a message from a viewer, who took aim at jennifer livingston's weight. writing "i was surprised indeed to witness that your physical condition has not improved for many years. surely you don't consider yourself a suitable example for this community's young people. girls in particular." on her own newscast, livingston, the mother of three young girls decided it was time to respond. >> so you know nothing about me other than what you see on the outside. and i am much more than a number on a scale. >> for more than four minutes she faced the camera and the criticism. it has touched off a chorus of kindness. one person saying "that viewer could not have been more wrong. the message you are sending young women is that beauty and brains come in many forms." but livingston says the story isn't just about her. reminding viewers, that october is national anti-bullyi
's a bad role model. jennifer livingston's comments are going viral. getting a huge response online. >> we'll ask her why she spoke out like this, something she's never done in her 15 year career. you're watching cbs "this morning." we'll have more. >>> krystal conwell : we see a lot of problems with the... number of students that we have. resources. materials. things that the children need... on a day-to-day basis. anncr: question seven will help. the department of legislative services says question seven... will mean hundreds of millions of dollars... for schools...from gaming revenues that would have... gone to other states. and independent audits will guarantee the money... goes where it's supposed to. krystal conwell: i think people should vote for question... seven because i think it will be a great benefit to children. ♪ >>> good morning, everybody. it is 8:00 a.m. morning mornin welcome to cbs "this morning." a news anchor goes on air and tells a viewer you have no right to critique my weight. >> and we follow a shark that was tagged. >> and here's what we've been covering here o
wrote me that letter, do you think i don't know that? >> wow. jennifer livingston, lacrosse, wisconsin. making global headlines, taking on the viewer who wrote to her. and she is really making headlines all across the country. >> an extraordinary four minutes of live television you have to watch to believe. >> sure is. good morning, everyone. robin recovering from her bone marrow transplant. >> it's great to be here with all of you. >>> coming up in a few moments, we'll have the latest on the terrifying stalker trial. the man who was accused of murder represented himself, questioning his victims in court. now, he's been sentenced. and his victim is speaking out just ahead. he was accused of murder and two counts of attempted murder. >> remarkable. >> it really is. >>> also ahead, a celebrity showdown of sorts. eric dane, also known as mcsteamy, or so i'm told. versus billy corgan, the lead singer for the smashing pumpkins over a really big tree. >> a big tree falling on the back of the poor woman in the backyard. >>> talk about steamy, as josh was just talking about. this is going to b
to jennifer livingston, a morning anchor in wisconsin complaining about her weight and telling her she's not a good role model for girls. as the mother of three daughters, livingston responded today. >> i am much more than a number on a scale. what really angers me about this is there are children who don't know better. who get e-mails, as critical as the one i received or in many cases, even worse, each and every day. >> livingston called that viewer a bully and says children learn that kind of behavior from adults. thousands of people have riten her messages of support on line. >> engineering schools dominate the list of colleges with the least happy students. according to the princeton review, montana tech tops the list. the u.s. naval academy came in at number six. the princeton review based it on thousands of student reviews across the country. other schools include the new jersey institute of technology and the u.s. merchant marine academy. >> any storms we have this winter might be more memorable because of how they're described. the weather channel has decided to start naming w
. >> that is the local television anchor everybody is talking about this morning. jennifer livingston and her on-air response to a viewer who said she was a bad example for young girls because she is overweight. she's going to tell us why she felt the need to respond on air in a moment. it is 8:00 now on this wednesday morning, the 3rd day of october, 2012. i'm savannah guthrie alongside david gregory in for matt this week and mr. al roker. what else do we have coming up? >> a great survival story, an incredible story that was actually caught on tape. great because it is a survival tale. two guys forced to crash land in the gulf of mexico when their plane caught fire. they spent hours in the water, as you can see, waiting for rescue, documenting it all on an ipad. this morning those survivors are here with us for an exclusive live interview. they will tell us of their tales. >> wow. and then some more of our simple savvy silly tips. this one actually from a homeowner, justin from omaha, nebraska. tired of tangled cords. put them in a used old paper tube. >> that's clever. >> we'll have more of t
. >> jennifer livingston of our cbs affiliate wkbt in lacrosse, wisconsin, went on air tuesday with this message to your viewers. >> i want to take a moment to address a situation that has become a talking point especially on facebook that centers around me. on friday i received the following e-mail from a lacrosse man with a subject line "community responsibility." it reads as follows. hi, jennifer. it's unusual that i see your morning show but i did so for a very short time today. i was surprised indeed to witness that your physical condition hasn't improved for many years. surely you don't consider yourself a suitable example for this community's young people, girls in particular. obesity is one of the worst choices a person can make and one of the most dangerous habits to maintain. i leave you this note hoping that you'll reconsider your responsibility as a local public personality to present and promote a healthy lifestyle. now, those of us in the media, we get a healthy dose of critiques from our viewers throughout the year, and we realize that it comes from having a job in the public eye,
says she's a poor role model for girls because she's fat. jennifer livingston who works at news 8 in wisconsin calls it a lesson on bullying. >> and here is where i want all of us to learn something from this. if you didn't already know, october is national antibullying month. and this is a problem that is growing every day in our schools and on the internet. >> that was just a portion of the video. livingston took that nasty viewer to task for four minutes. four minutes she went off on her. >> i think i might be in love with jennifer livingston. good for her. i'm going to start doing that with my -- today i want to respond to -- look at her. that was so good. >> when i respond to folks, soledad's like, did you hit them back on twitter? you have to -- >> don't do it on twitter. do it on tv. >> did she call them? you should say, i have an e-mail for so and so and then put it online. >> good for you, jennifer. i support you. that's a great lesson. i'm going to leave a section at the end of the show for that. >> are you talking about soledad's shoes? get at them, soledad. >>> take a
story at that. jennifer livingston made an unusual move when she respond today a viewer e-mail calling her a poor role model because of her weight. trace gallagher live in our west coast news room with more on her. trace? >> reporter: and jennifer livingston has been an anchor in lacrosse, wisconsin, megyn, for about 11 years now, and like all anchors, she's gotten some pretty nasty e-mail over the years, but this time she and her husband decided that she was being bullied. the e-mail from a local lawyer reads in part, quote: it's unusual that i see your morning show, but i did so for a very short time today. i was surprised, indeed, to witness that your physical condition hadn't improved for many years. surely you don't consider yourself a suitable example for this community's young people, girls in particular. well, that struck a nerve considering that jennifer livingston has three young daughters. so she responded on the air. watch. >> the truth is, i am overweight. you could call me fat. and, yes, even obese on a doctor's chart. but to the person who wrote me that letter, do you th
. >> i am much more than a number on a scale. >> reporter: most of jennifer livingston's viewers already know that. for a dozen years she's anchored the morning news at wkbt in lacrosse, wisconsin. but today she chose to talk about herself. responding to a viewer e-mail complaining about her weight. >> i was surprised indeed to witness that your physical condition hasn't improved for many years. surely you don't consider yourself a suitable example for this community's young people, girls in particular. i leave you this note hoping you'll reconsider your responsibility as a local public personality to present and promote a healthy lifestyle. the truth is, i am overweight. you could call me fat. and yes, even obese on a doctor's chart. but to the person who wrote me that letter, do you think i don't know that? that your cruel words are pointing out something i don't see? >> reporter: in the e-mail, she sees more than just an unhappy viewer. the mother of three daughters sees a bully. >> what really angers me about this, there are children who don't know better, who get e-mails as critical
in wisconsin had to speak up after one viewer attacked her for being overweight. jennifer livingston got an e- mail from a man who said her size wasn't a suitable example for the community's young people and the letter went viral after her husband, a fellow anchor, posted it online. she addressed her rude viewer on the air today and anybody else who may be the victim of bullying. >> that man's words mean nothing to me. but what really angers me about this is there are children who don't know better, who get e- mails as critical as the one i received or in many cases even worse each and every day. the internet has become a weapon. our schools have become a battleground. and this behavior is learned. it is passed down from people like the man who wrote me that e-mail. if you are at home, and you are talking about the fat news lady, guess what? your children are probably going to go to school and call someone fat. >> livingston went on to thank the hundreds of people who supported her. she said she wants to use this opportunity to teach kids not to let your self-worth be defined by what other fo
than a number on a scale. >> that's jennifer livingston. she works for a television station in wisconsin. she turned that letter into a bullying cry. >> here's one viewer's response -- >>> 7:20. a christian legal group defense group is now challenging came's new law that bans therapy that tries to turn gay or lesbian teenagers straight. the conservative pacific justice institute has asked a federal judge in sacramento to rule that the law is unconstitutional. the governor signed the law on saturday. >>> california's central coast is being invaded by bugs. >> it can be really hard to find -- they can be really hard to find because they are really small. >> scientists say the bugs are taking a big bite out of broccoli, cabbage kale and -- cabbage and kale. they say the bugs look like lady bugs but can easily destroy -- destroy a crop. >>> tmz posted this video on its website between nikki minage. she's heard cursing autocarie. auditions were -- cursing mariah carey. >>> and color wie kardashian and mario lopez will be the new "x" factor -- and khloe kardashian and mario lopez
to jennifer livingston, a news anchor in lacrosse, wisconsin. livingston decided to respond to that e-mail yesterday. she says she did on in part because she feels the e-mail is a form of bullying. a major problem that she says needs to be stopped. >> i am much more than a number on a scale. what really angers me about about this is there are children who don't know better, who get e-mails as critical as the one i received or in many cases even worse, each and every day. >> thousands of people have written her messages of support online. to see her entire response, you can check out the news 4 today facebook page. >> the international space station will move into a different orbit tomorrow in order to avoid colliding with debris. the russian space program is helping. the space station only makes evasive maneuvers like this one when the likelihood of a collision exceeds one in 10,000. nasa says space junk is becoming a growing problem for the space industry. six astronauts are on board the space station including two americans. >> who keeps leaving junk in space? i tell you. so rude. >
. >>> we have more reaction in support of jennifer livingston. she's the long-time wisconsin news anchor who respondeon air from an e-mail from a viewer criticizing her weight. here's what livingston had to say. >> i am a grown woman and luckily for me, i have a very thick skin. literally, as that e-mail pointed out, and otherwise. and that man's words mean nothing to me. but what really angers me about this is there are children who don't know better. who get e-mails as critical as the one i received or in many cases even worse, each and every day. the internet has become a weapon. our schools have become a battleground. and this behavior is learned. it is passed down from people like the man who wrote me that e-mail. if you are at home and talking about the fat news lady, guess what? your children are probably going to go to school and call someone fat. >> well, the man who wrote the initial e-mail to livingston has responded, too. he wrote back saying his message had nothing to do with bullying. that quote, obesity is one of the worst choices a person can make. and he urged livingst
back against a critical e-mail. jennifer livingston is a morning anchor in wisconsin. a viewer complained about her weight and saying she's not a good role model for girls. as the mother of three daughters, livingston decided to respond. >> i am much more than a number on a scale. what really anchors me about this is there are children who don't know better, who get e-mails as critical as the one i received or in many cases even worse each and every day. >> livingston called the viewer a bully and says children learn that behavior from adults. thousands of people have written her messages in support online. we posted her entire message on the news 4 today facebook page. >>> italian scientists are searching for the remains of the woman who may have been the model for one of the most famous paintings in the world. experts believe the wife of a rich florentine merchant may have been the model for the portrait of mona lisa. she was buried in a con vent and scientists have been working there since april to find her skull. if they can find it, they can reconstruct her face and compar
. jennifer livingston, who we spoke to moments ago, responded to a viewer e-mail or facebook post having to do with her weight, an here's what she says. >> the truth is i am overweight, but to the person who wrote me that letter, do you think i don't know that, that your cruel words are pointing out something that i don't see? you don't see know me. are you not a friend of mine. are you not a part of my family, and you have admitted that you don't watch this show so you know nothing about me but what you see on the outside. and i am much more than a number on a scale. >> yeah. >> i should say the viewer who wrote in said that she was not a role model because of her weight issues. >> look, first of all, the viewers in a sense have spoken because she's been on the air for a long time. it's not like she's gained all this weight. they know who she is, and they like her. >> well, she's also -- the station actually received some 50,000 e-mails supporting her after this, after the fact, but, when i saw this last night, i was cheering her on standing up. i mean, she brought me to tears with what
the show. thank you so much, alison kosik. >>> epic smackdown and a star is born. jennifer livingston in lacrosse, wisconsin, had more than a few choice words for a fan who criticized her weight. that fan wrote, quote, obesity is one of the worst choices a person can make. then he advised livingston to reconsider your responsibility to present and promote a healthy lifestyle. livingston responded speaking directly to that man who sent her that e-mail. his name is kenneth crouse. >> do you think i don't know that, that your cruel words are pointing out something that i don't see? you don't know me. you are not a friend of mine. you are not part of my family and you have admitted that you don't watch this show. so you know nothing about me but what you see on the outside. and i am much more than a number on a scale. >> livingston says the e-mail was hurtful but is more concerned about children who are bullied by such comments. >> but what really angers me about this is there are children who don't know better, who get e-mails as critical as the one i receive received or, in many cases,
decided they were going to fight back. who we're talking about now is 37-year-old jennifer livingston. he's been a news anchor for 11 years at a station in lacrosse, wisconsin. a few days ago, she received a viewer e-mail from a man criticizing her weight, saying in part, "surely you don't consider yourself a suitable example for this community's young people, girls in particular. obesity is one of the worst choices a person can make and one of the most dangerous habits to maintain ." he encouraged her to adopted a more healthy lifestyle. tuesday during a four minute segment, she took to the airways to respond. >> you know nothing about me but what you see on the outside. and i am much more than a number on a scale. here is where i want all of us to learn something from this. new didn't already know, october -- >> if we can actually air this louder. any way we can put the audio up higher, please? >> it is a major issue in the lives of young people today. as the mother of three young girls, it scares me to death and otherwise. and that man's words mean nothing to me. but what really angers
to call it to bullying. the viewer accused jennifer livingston of being a poor example to young girls. why? because she's overweight. she said while the e-mail was hurtful to her, she's more concerned about children who are bullied. >> if you are at home and you were talking about the fat news lady, guess what? your children are probably going to go to school and call someone fat. we need to teach our kids how to be kind, not critical. and we need to do that by example. >> atta girl! that was fantastic. livingston also said she was comforted so many people reached out to support her with very kind words once that e-mail was made public. >> don't mess with news anchors. >> that's right. >>> time to take you down, down to toon town. the corporate network is celebrating its 20th network with a video showing you the evolution of toon. take a look. >> ah! >> zoinks! >> now the network launched in 1992 with the $320 million purchase of the library and that includes tom and jerry. >>> and in sports anything can happen on the sports rink. one player was so excited about celebrating a goal he celeb
want to show you how jennifer livingston, a local news anchor in wisconsin responded to a nasty e-mail from a viewer, the viewer called her a bad role model for young girls because of her weight. >> the truth is, i am an overweight. you can call me fat and yes, even obese on a doctor's chart, but to the person who wrote me that letter, do you think i don't know that? that your cruel words are pointing out something that were i don't see? you don't know me. you are not a friend of mine. you are not a part of my family and you have admitted you don't watch the show so you know nothing about me, but what you see on the outside and i am much more than a number on a scale. >> yes, ma'am. liz? >> courage to stand up to bullies, your self-worth is not defined by a bully. this anonymous letter writer, coward is setting a bad example for his own children in a month that's anti-bullying month. >> i fight with my wife every day, that woman couldn't have been a more eloquent spokesman for those of us that struggle. >> and what do you think, e-mail your comments on facebook as well. i fight w
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